Easy treacle sponge

Easy treacle sponge

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

A simple baked version of this classic childhood pudding, with a zesty treacle sauce forming an irresistible puddle at the bottom

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
512
protein
5.6g
carbs
70.1g
fat
23g
saturates
13.7g
fibre
0.9g
sugar
49.6g
salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 250g golden syrup
  • zest 1 lemon, plus juice ½ lemon
  • 5 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 200g pack butter, softened
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 5 tbsp milk

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the syrup, lemon zest, juice and breadcrumbs and spread over the base of a 1.5 litre baking dish.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, one by one. Stir in the flour and milk and dollop over the syrup. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden and risen, and a skewer poked into the sponge comes out clean-ish. Eat with lots of custard, cream or ice cream and extra dribbles of syrup.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, February 2012

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louisevwynn's picture
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This is delicious and was eaten well by the whole family! Will be making it again!

alkaseltzer's picture
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very nice and easy. Quite liked the hint of lemon. Would use a bit less breadcrumbs next time and see if the sauce remains more liquid

pendavies's picture
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Brilliant! Really easy and very tasty, all the family wolfed it down in minutes! I didn't use any lemon - I never add any citrus to treacle sponges. Would use a bit less than 5 tablespoons of breadcrumbs next time because the base was a bit too treacle tart for my liking but otherwise fab and definitely one to try in a pudding emergency!

amandapepper's picture
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Suddenly needed a pudding and this was easy to make from store cupboard ingredients. The texture was just like steamed pudding without the hassle of steaming. Will be making this again

stripy-cat's picture
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Lovely. Really light sponge. If you like this, try the lemon self saucing pudding as well.

jaybob's picture
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It was indeed easy to make but I would try without lemon next time as they really changed it from the teacle sponge I was expecting to a lemon treacle sponge.

marieelizabeth's picture

am going to try this tommorow might add some ginger tho

dpclough's picture
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Very nice! Made it with Lyle's Maple Flavoured Golden Syrup.

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